Emmitsburg, Md. (August 18, 2016) -- Former All-American and University of Southern California standout Amanda Johansen has been named an assistant coach on the Mount St. Mary's University women's lacrosse coaching staff for the upcoming season.
"I'm excited to announce the hiring of Amanda Johansen to our staff. Amanda comes from an extremely well-coached, competitive, and elite program at USC," said Head Coach Lauren Schwarzmann. "Amanda's experiences as a top player at USC and on the Baltimore Ride (professional team) will immediately impact our program on and off the field. Amanda brings a tremendous work ethic and knowledge of the game to our team and will be an integral part of our coaching staff."
Johansen, a building block during USC's inaugural season in 2013, was a team captain her final two years with the Trojans and helped lead the squad to NCAA Tournament appearances in 2015 and 2016 to go along with an undefeated regular season showing in 2016. The Glen Head, N.Y. native, who tallied 194 points on 134 goals and 60 assists in her four-year career, was drafted by the Baltimore Ride in the inaugural draft of the United Women's Lacrosse League this past summer. Johansen earned All-American honors following her senior year with USC, and was named to the MPSF All-Conference First Team every season of her career in addition to earning IWLCA All-Region honors four times.
Johansen spent four summers as a coach for the U-18 Liberty Lacrosse Club travel team in Long Island, where she was responsible for facilitating practices, individual skill development and also assisted in the recruiting process.
Johansen graduated from USC in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in business administration and a minor in sports media studies.